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Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

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Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?

Director:

Roland Emmerich

Writers:

Nicolas Wright (screenplay by), James A. Woods (screenplay by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Hemsworth ... Jake Morrison
Jeff Goldblum ... David Levinson
Jessie T. Usher ... Dylan Hiller
Bill Pullman ... President Whitmore
Maika Monroe ... Patricia Whitmore
Sela Ward ... President Lanford
William Fichtner ... General Adams
Judd Hirsch ... Julius Levinson
Brent Spiner ... Dr. Brakish Okun
Patrick St. Esprit ... Secretary of Defense Tanner
Vivica A. Fox ... Jasmine Hiller
Angelababy ... Rain Lao
Charlotte Gainsbourg ... Catherine Marceaux
Deobia Oparei ... Dikembe Umbutu (as DeObia Oparei)
Nicolas Wright ... Floyd Rosenberg
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Storyline

Two decades after the freak alien invasion that nearly destroyed mankind a new threat emerges. This Alien mothership is more than twice the size as the last one and once again, the world's armies must band together to save the world. Do they have enough firepower or will this battle change and will aliens take over?

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We always knew they'd come back See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG - 13 for sequences of sci - fi action and destruction, and for some language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The name of the NASA astronaut costume outfits seen in the movie are known as "Aeromax" spacesuits. See more »

Goofs

(at around 42 mins) During the destruction of London, the Burj Khalifa building falls on top of the London Eye, implying that Dubai, in the Arab Emirates, was destroyed too. However, immediately after, the Petronas Towers, located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, destroy the Tower Bridge and Dr. Levinson states that the aliens "always go for the monuments". While the mothership in the movie is said to have its own gravitational pull to rip entire skyscrapers, both cities are thousands of miles away of each other and the buildings fall intact. There is no suspension of disbelief or changes on the film's reality Earth to justify these. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
President Whitmore: Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July.
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Crazy Credits

Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015. See more »

Alternate Versions

An extended version of the movie exists and will be released later after its initial theatrical release. Director Roland Emmerich has said: "It's only about seven minutes longer. It's interesting for fans to see which scenes we cut, although I like it when movies are short." A longer special edition of the original Independence Day was also released, which ran almost two-and-a-half hours at 145 minutes with the extended cut running for 154 minutes. See more »

Connections

Features Independence Day (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Independence Day Theme
Composed by David Arnold
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User Reviews

 
I'm sorry, but this movie is complete garbage!

I was looking very much forward to it, since I'm a fan of the original (nostalgia based). 15 minutes into the movie I just knew it was going to be bad.

Made by the same director that made the movie 2012, it has the same terrible drama and completely transparent storyline. I'm not even sure if there even is a storyline to this movie.

The worst part, aside from all the crying scenes based upon long distance relationships, unresolved father issues and what not, was in fact that the aliens are more primitive than us.

You would think that a race with such insane technology have evolved beyond petty and shortsighted impulse driven emotions. It's when you realize that the Queen of the aliens suddenly gets a personal vendetta against a yellow school bus while fighter planes are bombarding her, that the manuscript was written in half an hour in a coffee shop.

I really went into this with open eyes and was completely set for loving it, but no. The movie is just pure garbage. I'm sorry...


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Official Sites:

Independence Day 2 | Meme Resurgence | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

ID Forever Part 1 See more »

Filming Locations:

Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$165,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$41,039,944, 26 June 2016

Gross USA:

$103,144,286

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$389,681,935
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Surround 7.1 | Dolby Atmos | 12-Track Digital Sound (IMAX 12 track)| DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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